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Ming Qi, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 276-9995

Fax: (585) 427-9334

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Dr. Qi divides his time between Rochester and his position as Professor and Director of the Center for Genetic and Genomic Medicine at Zhejiang University School of Medicine. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Human Genome Center, and a PI in the Bejing Genomics Institute at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. For the past three years, he has organized an October symposium and short course in Medical and Laboratory Applications of Genetics and Genomics in Hangzhou, China.


Molecular pathology of genetic diseases seeks to explain why a given genetic change should result in a particular clinical phenotype. With its rapid progress, the knowledge in the field not only forms the cutting edge of biomedical research, but at the same time it has immediate application to the diagnosis of more and more diseases, and has great potential for the management of those diseases. Clinical symptoms are often the end result of a long chain of causation and complicate genetic interaction. The goals of the research in this laboratory, collaborated with multiple laboratories inside and outside the University, are to developing new tests for molecular diagnosis, and identify new genes responsible for bone and cardiovascular genetic diseases. Approaches of gene functional cloning, positional candidate gene cloning, and gene knock-out/in have been used in these studies.



BS | China - Free-Standing Inst

MS | China - Free-Standing Inst

PhD | Univ of Pittsburgh
Molecular Biology


Journal Articles

Brandon EP, Logue SF, Adams MR, Qi M, Sullivan SP, Matsumoto AM, Dorsa DM, Wehner JM, McKnight GS, Idzerda RL. "Defective motor behavior and neural gene expression in RIIbeta-protein kinase A mutant mice." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 1998 May 15; 18(10):3639-49.

Qi M, Byers PH. "Constitutive skipping of alternatively spliced exon 10 in the ATP7A gene abolishes Golgi localization of the menkes protein and produces the occipital horn syndrome." Human molecular genetics.. 1998 Mar 0; 7(3):465-9.

Hamilton SE, Loose MD, Qi M, Levey AI, Hille B, McKnight GS, Idzerda RL, Nathanson NM. "Disruption of the m1 receptor gene ablates muscarinic receptor-dependent M current regulation and seizure activity in mice." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.. 1997 Nov 25; 94(24):13311-6.